Kira Kosarin

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Kira Nicole Kosarin[1] (born October 7, 1997[2]) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.[3][4][5]

Early life and career[edit]

Kosarin did dance and gymnastics in her early years. She studied ballet at Boca Ballet Theatre and attended middle school at Pine Crest School.[6] Her parents were Broadway performers, her mother as an actress and her father as a music director, conductor and record producer, so she grew up acting, singing and dancing.[7][8] After attending an "acting on camera" workshop, she fell in love with television acting and decided to move to Los Angeles, California in 2011 to pursue a career in television.[9]

Kosarin was nominated for a 2015 Kids' Choice Award in the Favorite TV Actress category,[10] but the award went to Laura Marano.[11] She was again nominated for the 2016 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress and again did not win, though she and her castmates won for Favorite TV Show for The Thundermans.[12]

Her Nickelodeon film, One Crazy Cruise (originally titled Tripwrecked[13]) was filmed in fall 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia,[14] and premiered on June 19, 2015.[15]

Kosarin has a YouTube channel where she posts music covers and songs.[16] On February 24, 2018, Kosarin announced her debut single, "Spy",[17] which was released on March 16, 2018.


Television roles
Year Title Role Note
2012 Shake It Up Raina Kumar Episode: "Wrestle It Up"
2013–2018 The Thundermans Phoebe Thunderman Main role
2014 AwesomenessTV Herself Guest host; episode: "Teen Challenge"
2015 One Crazy Cruise Ellie Bauer Television movie (Nickelodeon)
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Herself Special
2016 School of Rock Princess Oliviana Episode: "A Band with No Name"
2016 Henry Danger Phoebe Thunderman Crossover episode: "Danger & Thunder"
2016–2017 Paradise Run Herself 3 episodes
2017 Nickelodeon's Not So Valentine's Special Herself Special
2017 Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special Special
2018 Lip Sync Battle Shorties Herself Episode: "Catwalk/Jungle/Girls Night Out"
2018 Knight Squad Kiki Episode: "Wish I May, Wish I Knight"
2018 Double Dare Herself Contestant; episode: "Thunderstruck vs. Girl Power"
2018 All About The Washingtons Mia Episode: "Yo! Bum Rush The Secret Show"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress The Thundermans Nominated [10]
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated [12]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated [18]
2018 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated [19]


  1. ^ Kira Kosarin & Jack Griffo on the Nick Stars BFF Challenge | The Thundermans | Nick. Nickelodeon. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Kowalski, Kristine (October 8, 2015). "Kira Kosarin Celebrates Her 18th Birthday with a Trip to London". Twist magazine. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Lesley Goldberg (February 14, 2013). "Nickelodeon Orders Superhero Family Comedy 'The Thundermans' to Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 18, 2016. The family comedy revolves around the Thundermans, 14-year-old twin siblings (Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo)...
  4. ^ Amelia Compton (November 15, 2013). "A Chat with Kira Kosarin". Time For Kids. Time, Inc. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Fielding Buck (January 10, 2014). "PALM SPRINGS: Girl Scouts expo takes place Saturday, Jan. 11". The Press-Enterprise. Riverside, California. Archived from the original on April 9, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2016. Jack Griffo, 17, and Kira Kosarin, 16, play Max and Phoebe Thunderman, twins with superhero powers, in the new comedy series.
  6. ^ "Kira Kosarin Starring in Nickelodeon Series". Pine Crest School. December 15, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2016. Kira Kosarin, former Pine Crest student, will star in a new Nickelodeon series called "The Thundermans." Kira has a new hit show on Nickelodeon. She not only stars in the show, but will be singing the opening theme song. The show will air on Saturday nights beginning in November 2013. Congratulations, Kira!
  7. ^ "Kira Kosarin: "I Always Knew I Wanted To Perform"". November 1, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Interview with Kira Kosarin". Glitter Mag Rocks!. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Interview: Kira Kosarin from 'The Thundermans'". Musichel. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Megan Daley (February 20, 2015). "Meryl Streep gets her first Kids' Choice Awards nomination: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "Kids' Choice Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Nick Romano (March 13, 2016). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adele, more win big at 2016 Kids' Choice Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  13. ^ "Tripwrecked to Star Kira Kosarin and Sydney Park!". October 6, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Kira Kosarin's Upcoming Project: Tripwrecked - 10 Days of Kira Kosarin, Day 3". Fanlala. February 6, 2015. Archived from the original on March 26, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski (June 8, 2015). "Ahoy: See a First Look at the 'One Crazy Cruise' Characters' Styles". Twist. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "Kira Kosarin YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  17. ^ Kira Kosarin [@kirakosarin] (February 24, 2018). "the first single SPY 3.16.18" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Levy, Dani (February 2, 2017). "Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart Lead Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  19. ^ "Favorite TV Actress - Kids' Choice Awards: Complete List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. March 24, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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